burp gun


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burp gun

n.
A lightweight portable submachine gun.

burp gun

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) slang US an automatic pistol or submachine gun

burp′ gun`


n.
Slang. a submachine gun.
[1940–45, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burp gun - a fully automatic pistolburp gun - a fully automatic pistol; a small submachine gun
submachine gun - machine gun that is a portable automatic firearm
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burp gun

n (inf)MG nt (inf)
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I heard the staccato firing of a burp gun. Now Mike was hit.
Perhaps it's no surprise that the same operation also produced an extraordinary feat of heroism by glider pilots, an incident that a journalist from the army's Stars and Stripes newspaper dubbed the Battle of Burp Gun Corner.
Well, it's really hard to beat a replica of a World War II-era Soviet burp gun for an entertaining day at the range.
Thick brush hid his approach, but at the top of the ridge, "A German with a 'burp gun' opened up."
The burp gun (aka 7.62mm Soviet PPSh 41 submachine gun).
By 1938 they had refined machine pistol design to what we recognize as a "burp gun" today.
But then Johnny McGowan came around a corner of the house waving a battery-powered burp gun, shouting "Banzai!" As I turned to flee, I stepped on a paper plate greased with mushy Neapolitan ice cream and-whomp!--fell face forward.
That Christmas the husband-and-wife team had a hit: the burp gun. Four years later, Mattel struck paydirt with Barbie.
I was awakened by the staccato of a burp gun ripping a few inches from my arm to the top of the tree.
Known also as either the Carl Gustav or M45(B), this 9X19mm Parabellum burp gun was developed in 1944 by the Carl Gustav Gevarsfaktori (subsequently referred to as Forsvarets Fabroksverk or FFV-The National Defense Industries) in Eskiltuna Sweden.
When he was being beaten by the butt of a burp gun, the weapon went off, killing the guard commander.